The 345-page long report has listed 34 areas where programs have overlapping objectives or provide similar services apart from outlining 47 other areas where the government could take steps to improve the efficiency of federal programs and agencies.
The report, however, did not hand out an estimated figure unlike in case of
’s CAG in 2G scam, but it did say that the savings and revenues could result in tens of billions of dollars in annual savings provided right actions were taken. India
Republican Senator Tom Coburn who requested the report, estimates that the duplicative programs cost the government at least $100 billion annually.
The time has come for the Indian government to do a scientific assessment of loss of resources thanks to the overlapping of work by various departments.
Apex Court to pronounce verdict on Thomas’ appointment
The Supreme Court on Thursday will pronounce its verdict on appointment of PJ Thomas, a 1973 batch retired IAS, as the head of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission. The apex court will pronounce its verdict on a petition by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) Thomas’ appointment.
Maha transfers of IAS
In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the
Maharashtra government transferred 17 IAS officers on Tuesday. The officers included seven officers at the secretary level and above. The officers include Anna Dani, Ashwani Kumar, S K Goel, Vikas Deshmukh, Sanjay Chahande and CN Dalvi etc.